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Jimmy Phelps Conquers DIRTcar Nationals for First Title, Win

BARBERVILLE, FL – In 26 years with the Super DIRTcar Series, Jimmy Phelps has seen and experienced it all. But an occurrence Saturday night left him shocked and speechless. He earned his first DIRTcar Nationals win – worth $6,000 – and claimed the 2022 Big Gator Championship after leading green …

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ERB GRABS FIRST DIRTCAR NATIONALS GATOR AT VOLUSIA

BARBERVILLE, FL – NASCAR Cup Series Champion Alan Kulwicki once said, “In every aspect of life, have a game plan and do your best to achieve it.” Dennis Erb Jr. knew he had to master Turns 1 and 2 if he wanted a gator. He wasted no time executing his …

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Max McLaughlin Scores Second DIRTcar Nationals Win, Big Gator Points Lead

BARBERVILLE, FL – The first three times Max McLaughlin asked Volusia Speedway Park for its iconic gator trophy this week it said “no.” With every “no,” frustration grew. A third; an eight; and then a second. The latter, causing dejection to take over his posture. Friday night, during the fourth …

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MCDOWELL SCORES SECOND WORLD OF OUTLAWS WIN OF 2022 AT VOLUSIA

BARBERVILLE, FL – Only one word describes Dale McDowell’s 2022 season—emotional. Less than a month after the Chickamauga, GA driver opened the season with a win at Sunshine Nationals, he backed it up with another one Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park. McDowell outran Devin Moran and Darrell Lanigan in …

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Williamson Uses Super DIRT Week Pressure to Claim Third DIRTcar Nationals Victory

BARBERVILLE, FL – Mat Williamson felt the pressure of NAPA Super DIRT Week Thursday evening. But that pressure had nothing to do with the October event. He and his Buzz Chew Racing team were 1,200 miles south of where it’s even held. It was the third of five straight days …

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OVERTON HOLDS ON FOR SECOND CAREER DIRTCAR NATIONALS WIN

BARBERVILLE, FL – Brandon Overton’s clock was ticking Wednesday night. As the laps wound down at Volusia Speedway Park, so did the life of the engine inside his Longhorn Chassis. Luckily for “Big Sexy,” his clock didn’t strike midnight. The engine held up long enough to take the checkered flag …

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WINGER DOMINATES SUNSHINE NATIONALS MAKEUP FEATURE AT DIRTCAR NATIONALS

BARBERVILLE, FL _ Ashton Winger and his new crew at Gambler Transport Motorsports set out on the Florida-Georgia Speedweeks trail this past month with a goal in mind of winning races. Their new team bond shined bright Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park, as they dominated the postponed DIRTcar Sunshine …

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‘WE GOT A GATAH!’: Britten Edges Phelps by 0.025 Seconds for First DIRTcar Nationals Win

BARBERVILLE, FL – The hunger in Peter Britten was visible. Wild and untamed. He threw his Big Block Modified into every corner with an anger, scaring any rut more than it intimidated him. Tuesday night, it cost him a win. Wednesday night, a different story. However, just as hellaciously entertaining. …

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T-Mez Cashes $10,000 at Volusia, Leary Wins DIRTcar Nationals Title

BARBERVILLE, FL – The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation wrapped up a historic two days at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday night. Not one, but two DIRTcar Nationals Gator trophies were handed out and a big $10,000 check was on the line for the 35 gassers who …

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Gustin Wins Emotional DIRTcar Nationals Feature

BARBERVILLE, FL – Ryan Gustin came into DIRTcar Nationals with one mission— to win a race for his friend and sponsor Leon Ramirez. The Marshalltown, IA driver accomplished that mission Tuesday at Volusia Speedway Park, holding off several challenges to grab the $7,000 payday and his first DIRTcar Nationals win. …

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Stewart Friesen Wins Barn Burner over Peter Britten at DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL – Ripped from the pages of the greatest fiction stories, like those featuring epic duels between Mr. Freeze and Batman, Stewart Friesen and Peter Britten created a live-action duel of epic proportions at Volusia Speedway Park. However, there were no fancy gadgets or corny catchphrases, just two hellacious …

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Demetrios Drellos Shines in Monday’s DIRTcar Nationals Practice Sessions

BARBERVILLE, FL – There’s no physical trophy for winning practice, only the award of confidence. For Demetrios Drellos, it’s the confidence he can win his first golden gator trophy this week during the 51st DIRTcar Nationals. After three, three-lap, practice sessions Monday at Volusia Speedway Park for the Super DIRTcar …

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CJ Leary is Inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Winner at Volusia

BARBERVILLE, FL – When we look back on the record books in 20-30 years, CJ Leary of Greenfield, IN will forever be the first winner in the history of the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation. Advancing from third to first in two laps, Leary finessed the middle …

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REDEMPTION RUN: Thornton Scores First DIRTcar Nationals Win in Dominant Fashion

CONCORD, NC – A year ago, Ricky Thornton Jr. seemed destined for his first DIRTcar Nationals win—until heartbreak struck. He lost the lead on a late-race restart, spoiling his chances for victory. History didn’t have a chance to repeat itself Monday night. The Chandler, AZ driver took advantage of a …

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WHO TO EXPECT: Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars Debut on Monday and Tuesday at Volusia

CONCORD, NC – History will be made this week at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL as traditional sprint cars join the lineup at the 51st DIRTcar Nationals. The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation will officially make their grand entrance on Monday & Tuesday with both nights …

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Big Blocks head south to chase DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator title

CONCORD, NC – Before the championship season kicks off in March, the Super DIRTcar Series will have some fun in the sun for a week’s worth of racing at Volusia Speedway Park for the 51st DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 14-19. Monday will be a day of practice for the nearly 40-car …

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS CASE LATE MODELS PREPARE TO GATOR HUNT AT VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK

BARBERVILLE, FL – The yearly quest for a “Big Gator” is on at Volusia Speedway Park as the World of Outlaws Case Late Models make their second trip to the Florida this season for the 51st DIRTcar Nationals, Feb. 16-19. On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the World of Outlaws return for …

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SEVEN RINGS: Hoffman Crowned Seven-Time DIRTcar Nationals Champ After Gator Championship Win

BARBERVILLE, FL – An entire family of reptilian gold is headed back to Mooresville, NC, after yet another dominating DIRTcar UMP Modified performance at Volusia Speedway Park from the now seven-time DIRTcar Nationals champion, Nick Hoffman. Hoffman scored the win in Saturday’s Gator Championship Feature, the fourth of his career, …

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DAVID GRAVEL WRANGLES BIG GATOR CHAMPIONSHIP AT DIRTCAR NATIONALS

BARBERVILLE, FL – The Big Game Motorsports crew went big game hunting and got themselves a Big Gator Championship on Saturday night. Following up finishes of fourth on Thursday and second on Friday, David Gravel put the ultimate exclamation point on his DIRTcar Nationals title with a downright dominating victory in Saturday’s …

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TICKETS PUNCHED: Krup, Hoffman Lead Field of Drivers Locked into Saturday’s Gator Championship

BARBERVILLE, FL – Of the 107 DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers in attendance for the 51st DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, 20 are now locked into Saturday’s Gator Championship. The top-10 finishers from the two Gator Qualifier Features have locked themselves into the grand finale, which will pay $5,000-to-win and award the iconic Big …

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